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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033079/polytrauma-patients-in-the-netherlands-and-the-usa-a-bi-institutional-comparison-of-processes-and-outcomes-of-care
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Suzan Dijkink, Gwendolyn M van der Wilden, Pieta Krijnen, Lisa Dol, Steven Rhemrev, David R King, Marc A DeMoya, George C Velmahos, Inger B Schipper
BACKGROUND: Modern trauma systems differ worldwide, possibly leading to disparities in outcomes. We aim to compare characteristics and outcomes of blunt polytrauma patients admitted to two Level 1 Trauma Centers in the US (USTC) and the Netherlands (NTC). METHODS: For this retrospective study the records of 1367 adult blunt trauma patients with an Injury Severity Score (ISS) ≥ 16 admitted between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013 (640 from NTC, 727 from USTC) were analysed...
October 10, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019632/racial-and-ethnic-health-disparities-and-trauma-informed-care-for-children-exposed-to-community-violence
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Bradley C Stolbach, Seeba Anam
Racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes and access have been consistently documented for a wide variety of physical and behavioral health conditions. Health inequities are most pronounced in areas with high levels of racial and ethnic segregation, where children and adolescents are also more likely to face economic inequality, which places them at high risk for exposure to neighborhood violence and traumatic loss. Community violence exposure (CVE) has been increasingly recognized as a prominent contributor to negative physical and mental health outcomes...
October 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017982/clinical-presentation-diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-of-spontaneous-cervical-intradural-disc-herniations-a-review-of-the-literature
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Arunprasad Gunasekaran, Nova Kristine M de Los Reyes, Jerry Walters, Noojan Kazemi
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous cervical intradural disc herniation (IDH) is a rare occurrence with limited and disparate information available regarding its presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. However, its accurate detection is vital for planning surgical treatment. In this review of the literature, we collected data from all cervical intradural disc herniations described to date. Particular attention is paid to diagnostic findings, surgical approach and causation for cervical IDH, especially at the cervicothoracic junction...
October 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28974313/disparate-effects-of-catecholamines-under-stress-conditions-on-endothelial-glycocalyx-injury-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-model
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Jonathan V Martin, David M Liberati, Lawrence N Diebel
BACKGROUND: Geriatric trauma patients have high circulating norepinephrine (NE) levels but attenuated release of epinephrine (Epi) in response to increasing severity of injury. We hypothesized that NE and Epi have different effects on the endothelial and glycocalyx components of the vascular barrier following shock. METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were treated with varying concentrations of NE or Epi and exposed to simulated shock conditions (HR)...
September 22, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965684/universal-health-insurance-and-its-association-with-long-term-outcomes-in-pediatric-trauma-patients
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Meesha Sharma, Andrew J Schoenfeld, Wei Jiang, Muhammad A Chaudhary, Anju Ranjit, Cheryl K Zogg, Peter Learn, Tracey Koehlmoos, Adil H Haider
BACKGROUND: Racial disparities in mortality exist among pediatric trauma patients; however, little is known about disparities in outcomes following discharge. METHODS: We conducted a longitudinal cohort study of children admitted for moderate to severe trauma, covered by TRICARE from 2006 to 2014. Patients were followed up to 90days after discharge. All children <18 years with a primary trauma diagnosis, an Injury Severity Score >9 and 90days of follow-up after discharge were included...
September 23, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961649/the-louisiana-mental-and-behavioral-health-capacity-project-trauma-informed-integrated-care-model-and-improved-posttraumatic-stress-outcomes
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Howard J Osofsky, Joy D Osofsky, Tonya Cross Hansel, Trevor Flynn
OBJECTIVE: The Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project in Louisiana has been addressing health disparities by increasing accessibility and availability through integrating services into primary care clinics. Integrated health is becoming the standard of care, providing an opportunity to address the trauma-specific needs of communities, and allowing for informed and less stigmatized services. The purpose of this study is to test the efficacy of the Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project in Louisiana model in the primary care settings to reduce posttraumatic stress symptoms and physical health complaints...
November 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868929/voices-and-views-of-congolese-refugee-women-a-qualitative-exploration-to-inform-health-promotion-and-reduce-inequities
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Shannon McMorrow, Jyotika Saksena
Refugees have recently been thrust into the spotlight worldwide. The strikingly negative rhetoric currently surrounding refugees calls for increased action from public health educators. In 2016, the largest proportion of refugees to the United States came from the Democratic Republic of Congo. This presents the opportunity to explore health needs as Congolese refugees resettle in the United States, with women taking priority due to health disparities linked to gender-based discrimination, trauma, sexual and gender-based violence, lower literacy rates, and less access to learning English...
September 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844826/pregnant-trauma-victims-experience-nearly-2-fold-higher-mortality-compared-to-their-nonpregnant-counterparts
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Neha A Deshpande, Lauren M Kucirka, Randi N Smith, Corrina M Oxford
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the leading nonobstetric cause of death in women of reproductive age, and pregnant women in particular may be at increased risk of violent trauma. Management of trauma in pregnancy is complicated by altered maternal physiology, provider expertise, potential disparate imaging, and distorted anatomy. Little is known about the impact of trauma on maternal mortality. OBJECTIVE: We sought to: (1) characterize nonviolent and violent trauma among pregnant women; (2) determine whether pregnancy is associated with increased mortality following traumatic injury; and (3) identify risk factors for trauma-related death in pregnant women...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789695/clinical-profile-and-comorbidity-of-traumatic-brain-injury-among-younger-and-older-men-and-women-a-brief-research-notes
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Vincy Chan, Tatyana Mollayeva, Kenneth J Ottenbacher, Angela Colantonio
OBJECTIVE: Comorbid disorders influence the course and outcomes of rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury (TBI), yet sex- and age-related disparities in the frequency distribution of these disorders remain poorly understood. We aimed to describe comorbid disorders by the International Classification of Diseases in patients with TBI undergoing inpatient rehabilitation in Ontario, Canada over a 3-year period, by sex and age, and discuss their potential impact on rehabilitation outcomes...
August 8, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774762/epidemiology-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-with-intracranial-hemorrhage-focusing-predictive-models-for-neurosurgical-intervention
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Alessandro Orlando, A Stewart Levy, Matthew M Carrick, Allen Tanner, Charles W Mains, David Bar-Or
OBJECTIVE: To adumbrate differences in neurosurgical intervention (NI) rates between intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) types in mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs), and help identify which ICH types are most likely to benefit from the creation of predictive models for NI. METHODS: This was a multi-center retrospective study of adult patients over three years at four Trauma Centers in the USA. Patients were included if they presented with a mTBI (GCS 13-15) and a head CT positive for ICH...
July 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766317/chronic-childhood-trauma-mental-health-academic-achievement-and-school-based-health-center-mental-health-services
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Satu Larson, Susan Chapman, Joanne Spetz, Claire D Brindis
BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents exposed to chronic trauma have a greater risk for mental health disorders and school failure. Children and adolescents of minority racial/ethnic groups and those living in poverty are at greater risk of exposure to trauma and less likely to have access to mental health services. School-based health centers (SBHCs) may be one strategy to decrease health disparities. METHODS: Empirical studies between 2003 and 2013 of US pediatric populations and of US SBHCs were included if research was related to childhood trauma's effects, mental health care disparities, SBHC mental health services, or SBHC impact on academic achievement...
September 2017: Journal of School Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765795/inpatient-versus-outpatient-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-perioperative-complication-analysis-of-259-414-patients-from-the-healthcare-cost-and-utilization-project-databases
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Shearwood McClelland Iii, Peter G Passias, Thomas J Errico, R Shay Bess, Themistocles S Protopsaltis
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is one of the most common operations utilized to address pathology of the cervical spine. Few reports have attempted to compare complications associated with inpatient versus outpatient ACDF. METHODS: The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) from 2001-2012 and the State Ambulatory Services Database (SASD) for New Jersey (NJ) from 2003-2012 were used for analysis. Patients receiving ACDF (defined as anterior cervical fusion (ICD-0 code=81...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732498/a-qualitative-study-on-the-intersectional-social-determinants-for-indigenous-people-who-become-infected-with-hiv-in-their-youth
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Roberta L Woodgate, Melanie Zurba, Pauline Tennent, Carla Cochrane, Mike Payne, Javier Mignone
BACKGROUND: Indigenous young people are currently highly overrepresented in the HIV epidemic in Canada, especially in the Prairie Provinces, such as Manitoba. Understanding HIV-vulnerability in Indigenous peoples must begin with understanding that social determinants are intersectional and linked to the historical legacy of European colonization. In this paper findings that detail the influence of the intersectional social determinants on Indigenous people who become infected with HIV in their youth are presented...
July 21, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731843/telemedicine-use-decreases-rural-emergency-department-length-of-stay-for-transferred-north-dakota-trauma-patients
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Nicholas M Mohr, J Priyanka Vakkalanka, Karisa K Harland, Amanda Bell, Brian Skow, Dan M Shane, Marcia M Ward
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine has been proposed as one strategy to improve local trauma care and decrease disparities between rural and urban trauma outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to describe the effect of telemedicine on management and clinical outcomes for trauma patients in North Dakota. METHODS: Cohort study of adult (age ≥18 years) trauma patients treated in North Dakota Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Emergency Departments (EDs) from 2008 to 2014...
July 21, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723840/cervical-spine-evaluation-and-clearance-in-the-intoxicated-patient-a-prospective-western-trauma-association-multi-institutional-trial-and-survey
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Matthew J Martin, Lisa D Bush, Kenji Inaba, Saskya Byerly, Martin Schreiber, Kimberly A Peck, Galinos Barmparas, Jay Menaker, Joshua P Hazelton, Raul Coimbra, Martin D Zielinski, Carlos V R Brown, Chad G Ball, Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec, Clay Cothren Burlew, Julie Dunn, C Todd Minshall, Matthew M Carrick, Gina M Berg, Demetrios Demetriades, William Long
INTRODUCTION: Intoxication often prevents clinical clearance of the cervical spine (Csp) after trauma leading to prolonged immobilization even with a normal CT scan. We evaluated the accuracy of CT at detecting clinically significant Csp injury, and surveyed participants on related opinions and practice. METHODS: A prospective multicenter study (2013-2015) at 17 centers. All adult blunt trauma patients underwent structured clinical examination and imaging including a Csp CT, with follow-up thru discharge...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705484/is-it-all-about-the-money-not-all-surgical-subspecialization-leads-to-higher-lifetime-revenue-when-compared-to-general-surgery
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Maria Baimas-George, Brian Fleischer, Douglas Slakey, Emad Kandil, James R Korndorffer, Christopher DuCoin
OBJECTIVE: It is believed that spending additional years gaining expertise in surgical subspecialization leads to higher lifetime revenue. Literature shows that more surgeons are pursuing fellowship training and dedicated research years; however, there are no data looking at the aggregate economic impact when training time is accounted for. It is hypothesized that there will be a discrepancy in lifetime income when delay to practice is considered. DESIGN: Data were collected from the Medical Group Management Association's 2015 report of average annual salaries...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697022/an-examination-of-traffic-related-traumatic-injuries-among-children-at-a-level-1-pediatric-trauma-center-2005-2014
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Ping Ma, Nazia Hussain, Marisa Abbe
BACKGROUND: Traffic-related injuries are the leading fatal injury among children in the US, but no published study compares the different types of traffic-related pediatric injuries to date. Thus, this study aims to examine the10 year trend of traffic-related injury among children at a pediatric hospital and to assess if there were differences in injury mechanism. METHODS: All data were drawn from a Level-1 Pediatric Trauma center in North Texas 2005-2014. Demographic characteristics, length of hospitalization (LOS) and patient type were included...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693577/somatoform-dissociation-and-posttraumatic-stress-syndrome-two-sides-of-the-same-medal-a-comparison-of-symptom-profiles-trauma-history-and-altered-affect-regulation-between-patients-with-functional-neurological-symptoms-and-patients-with-ptsd
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Johanna Kienle, Brigitte Rockstroh, Martin Bohus, Johanna Fiess, Silke Huffziger, Astrid Steffen-Klatt
BACKGROUND: History of traumatic experience is common in dissociative disorder (DD), and similarity of symptoms and characteristics between DD and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) encouraged to consider DD as trauma-related disorder. However, conceptualization of DD as a trauma-related syndrome would critically affect diagnosis and treatment strategies. The present study addressed overlap and disparity of DD and PTSD by directly comparing correspondence of symptoms, adverse/traumatic experience, and altered affect regulation between patients diagnosed with dissociative disorder (characterized by negative functional neurological symptoms) and patients diagnosed with PTSD...
July 11, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685825/positive-youth-development-as-a-strategy-for-addressing-readiness-and-equity-a-commentary
#19
Karen J Pittman
Attention to addressing child and youth disparities associated with race, gender, and class has significantly increased the demand for guidance on how to help local systems and organizations that already serve low-income youth and youth of color sharpen program components and improve program practices in ways that address the broader and often more complex needs of these populations. In this commentary, the author reflects on how the research findings and themes in the articles included in the special section (a) advance our ability to answer specific questions such as how to improve social skill growth among trauma-exposed children and (b) reinforce the importance of continuing to link positive youth development to the tenets of program quality and self-transformation...
July 2017: Child Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678602/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-open-globe-trauma-in-the-urban-versus-rural-population-a-single-center-retrospective-review
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Roxana Fu, Swarupa Kancherla, Andrew W Eller, Jenny Y Yu
PURPOSE: To examine the characteristics and outcomes of open globe injuries sustained by the urban population compared to the rural population. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of 429 patients presenting to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian Hospital with traumatic open globes from July 2005 to July 2013. RESULTS: Rural patients had a longer time which elapsed from injury to presentation (P = 0.023, average 12...
July 5, 2017: Seminars in Ophthalmology
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